With Lihaaf, a quilting project, artist Arshi Ahmadzai and her collaborators embroider a challenge to patriarchy
Artist Arshi Ahmadzai brought together women from Najibabad to work on a seven-metre scroll as part of Lihaaf, a quilting project. The women are of varying ages, of Muslim faith, and belong to the Nat community.
Period leave isn't 'radical'; it's simply making the workplace amenable to the people who work in it
The story of how weekends and humane working hours came to be makes for an important and inspiring comparison when talking about period leave.
In Nepal, a storytelling initiative engages local women in dispelling stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene
The story of Kumari seeks to empower the women of Nepal to voice their discomfort with practices that should be critiqued, but have been pushed behind a veneer of culture.
JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault
In a 3,600-word essay, published on her website, JK Rowling explained in detail her research and beliefs on trans issues, and the concerns she has about how women’s rights and some young people’s lives were being impacted by some forms of trans activism.
New York City is not just epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, but of fashion history and women’s rights
Oh New York, New York. A city so incredible you say its name twice like a prayer.
With a 'Legal Cell' on Twitter, Ungender aids women seeking information about workplace laws, harassment redressal
Ungender, an organisation that has been working on the implementation of the anti-sexual harassment act and other gender-centric laws at the workplace, is offering counselling on its Twitter account. Managing partner Pallavi Pareek outlines the ways in which women are discriminated against at the workplace, and why top leadership should be more empathetic to those who raise complaints
Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill addresses regulation lacunae in fertility industry, but its non-inclusiveness is troubling
When it comes to women and their wombs, legislators don’t seem to understand the necessity of having well thought out, supportive — and timely — laws. The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill 2020 is a case in point.
As relevant as ever in the age of #MeToo, Ensler's examination is an imagined letter from her dead father, also her abuser from the ages of five to 10.
Kerala's women are marching so we can run: The corporeal revolution that's propelling gender equality in India
Kerala's women know what it means to place your body at the site of protest: To know that it is derided, unwanted and hated, but somehow finding the strength to soldier on.
Donald Trump attacks China, Iran and Venezuela in speech at 74th UNGA session, vows to protect America's borders
US president Donald Trump delivered his third address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. Trump touched upon topics of trade, defence, immigration in an over 30-minute speech
Adivasis and the Indian State: How local self-governance in a Maharashtra gram panchayat is empowering tribal women
The Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act in Scheduled Areas has been creating a platform for tribal women to assert their agency.
Modi govt's pursuit to criminalise triple talaq pays off as RS clears bill; BJP outwits Congress for second time
Despite having faced two setbacks, the Narendra Modi govt kept on patiently pursuing the triple talaq bill and it managed to get the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, passed in the Rajya Sabha on the third attempt on Tuesday
Taslima Nasreen's residence permit in India extended for another year; Bangladeshi author had urged Amit Shah to prolong her stay
Taslima Nasreen had to leave Bangladesh in 1994 in the wake of death threat by fundamentalist outfits for her alleged anti-Islamic views and is now a citizen of Sweden.
SC agrees to hear plea challenging constitutional validity of sections of abortion law, seeks response from Centre
The Supreme Court Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of certain legal provisions that allow abortion only to save the woman's life or in case of foetal abnormality.
Delhi HC declines plea to direct Centre to criminalise marital rape and make it grounds for divorce, says framing laws is domain of legislature
Since marital rape at present is not a crime, there is no FIR registered by a wife against her husband in any police station, the petition had said.
Amid US-Taliban talks, Afghan leaders to meet separately with terror group in bid to secure peace; Ghani administration snubbed
The Taliban, who have refused to negotiate with the Afghan government of President Ashraf Ghani, have stressed that those attending are only doing so in a 'personal capacity'.
In a Facebook post, BJP women's wing leader Sunita Gaud had reportedly urged 'Hindu brothers' to enter the homes of Muslims and rape the women in order to 'protect India'.
Delhi Commission For Women chairperson Swati Maliwal Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a law against Nikah Halala and polygamy
Eradication of social evils like triple talaq, nikah halala imperative to ensure equal rights for women, says President Ram Nath Kovind
In Parliament, President Ram Nath Kovind said eradication of social evils like triple talaq and nikah halala is a must to ensure equal rights for women.
Sri Lanka 'face veil' ban designed to distract people from govt's failures, reaffirms structural oppression of Muslim women
In just over a week since Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, the meaning of hijab is changing in the island nation; Maithripala Sirisena govt's ban on 'face veil' reaffirms the structural oppression of Muslim women